Kansas City Chiefs: 3 best offseason additions in 2022
Andy Reid’s club has reached the playoffs seven straight years. But this will be a new-look Kansas City Chiefs roster in 2022? Are there more changes ahead?
The team currently owns the longest active playoff streak in the league. And their current head coach has not had a losing season since being hired by the franchise in 2013.
But for all of their successes, the Kansas City Chiefs have won just one NFL title under current mentor sideline leader Andy Reid.
The club has managed two recent Super Bowl appearances, defeating the San Francisco 49ers in 2019 (LIV) and falling to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a year later (LV).
This past season was a rollercoaster ride for the reigning AFC West champions. Patrick Mahomes and company opened 3-4 before gaining its footing. There were playoff wins over the Steelers and Bills.
But when it was all said and done, Reid’s team couldn’t protect a 21-3 second-quarter lead vs. the Bengals in the AFC title game.
General manager Brett Veach and Reid have had a busy offseason. Which 2022 additions have been the team’s best?
Kansas City Chiefs top addition no. 3: WR Juju Smith-Schuster (Pittsburgh Steelers)
The team has had a makeover at the wide receiver possession. One of the biggest trades of this or any offseason was the deal that sent wideout Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins.
And both Demarcus Robinson (Raiders) and Bryon Pringle (Bears) left via free agency.
To offset those departures, GM Brett Veach added veterans Marquez Valdes-Scantling (Packers) and one-time first-round pick Corey Coleman. The latter hasn’t seen the field since 2018. The club used a second-round pick on Skyy Moore (Western Michigan).
But it’s former Steelers’ Pro Bowler Juju Smith-Schuster that bears watching. Injuries have limited him the past two seasons but he could regain his early big-play form with quarterback Patrick Mahomes at the helm.